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Innova Champion XCaliber Color Glow 2022 Kat Mertsch Tour Series Disc Golf Distance Driver

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  • Speedi 12

    The first number is the speed of the disc. It can range from 1-14. Putters are rated 1-3 and are designed to function at low speeds any player can use. Mid range discs are 4-5 and require more speed when thrown to achieve their desired results. A fairway driver will be speed 6-8, these discs fly mostly straight. Discs that are speed 9 and above are classified as distance drivers. Throwing a distance driver takes a significant amount of power to get up to speed, players are rewarded with additional distance if they learn to control these discs. New players are cautioned that speed does not equal distance. Due to the difficulty of controlling higher speed discs, a beginner could find that a light weight disc with a speed of 6 or 7 could fly farther for them than a max distance driver with a speed of 13. In fact most new players should learn by throwing putters only so they can develop the proper form. After a few weeks they'll begin to get reliable results and are ready ×

  • glidei 5

    This second rating is numbered 1 – 6. Glide describes a disc’s ability to remain in flight. Discs with higher glide ratings will fly further than discs rated lower in this category. A high glide rating is good when the goal is distance, but can have the wrong effect for putts and approach shots. Sometimes overshooting the basket can be worse than not making it far enough. Low glide ratings such as 1 or 2 are popular with upshot putters because they don't fly for distance but for a little extra control. Glide is different for different kinds of discs as well. A putter with a glide of 4 will stay airborne much longer than distance drivers with a glide of 4 ×

  • Turni 0

    Third in Innova’s flight rating system is turn. Turn is rated from 1 to -5?, with -5 being the most understable. The lower the numer, the more striking turn will result. A newer, slower-throwing disc golfer using an understable disc with a ‘high’ negative turn rating will enjoy great distance, as the disc isn’t going to fade as quickly. Also, players whose farthest throw is 200 feet or less probably won’t notice any turn in the flightpath. Once a player gets more speed and power, they will see their understable discs start turning to the right at the beginning of the flight before fading to the left at the end. Discs rated -4 or -5 are popularly used for rollover or roller throws by experienced players. Some discs have 0 turn which means that they'll start to fade when they run out of speed during the flight and at no point will they turn. It's important to carry at least one disc with a high turn rating in your bag for rounds. ×

  • Fadei 4

    This last rating category ranges from 0 to 5; with a disc rated 0 being the straightest finishing, while a disc rated 5 fading the most during the last portion of the flight. Even discs rated lowest in turn will still ‘fade’ as the disc slows at the end of the flight. A disc with a higher fade rating is useful for a hole with a dogleg. Straight finishing discs are great for control, discs with little fade are normal. If you're a Right-hand backhand thrower you'll find that almost every disc wants to fade to the left at the end of your flight. Discs with a 4 or 5 fade rating are excellent in heavy winds. They sacrifice a little of the distance but make sure that the disc won't do anything unexpected. Discs with a low fade are more susceptible to being affected by the wind. ×

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The illustrated disc flight line is based on the manufacturer field testing results, during its development process. So, to level the playing field we chose to put a different spin on things for such visual illustrations. Sticking to the manufacturer's test results will offer you a good baseline for how that particular disc will fly.

Product Description

The Innova Champion Glow Kat Mertsch XCaliber is an incredibly overstable disc golf distance driver. If you need a disc that will never turn and still gets good distance, this is the choice for you. It excels in both forehand and backhand shots, and is chosen by players who throw in windy conditions, want a flex shot disc, or need something for big skips. The Sabertooth tiger on the front is amazing, it's fierce and the claws are massive. What also rocks about this disc other than the stamp is that it glows in the dark!

The flight path of the XCaliber (often called the XCal) is going to be overstable from the moment it leaves your hand. It's got a wide rim and a little bit of a heartbeat for glide. The XCal is a longer Firebird but with a wider rim and domey top. Use it for those shots when you have to fade a certain way and can't afford any turn. This disc is definitely made for the advanced player in mind, if you're not throwing 300+ feet consistently the XCaliber will be a utility disc that dumps even harder than it's supposed to. This disc is not for maximum distance, but for ultimate control. It's a big arms dream to crush a disc as hard as they can. This distance driver is perfect for headwinds and for sidearm bombs. You won't pull the Xcaliber out on every hole, but when you need it, it will fade.

Champion Glow plastic from Innova is a premium blend that's going to last you a long time. It holds up well to tree hits and keeps those same flight characteristics. Glow plastic is slightly softer than regular champion and has a little more tacky grip to it as well. It's perfect for the Xcal because you want something stable to grip and rip.

The Innova Champion Glow XCaliber Kat Mertsch is awesome. Confident throwers can rip this disc fast and still get all the fade they need in a disc. But it's also awesome because this disc helps support Kat Mertsch as she travels competing on the Disc Golf Pro Tour with Team Innova. You get a disc that handles lots of torque and looks awesome, and you support a fellow disc golfer. So snag one of these discs today and see why it's in the bag of a touring pro!

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Plastic Benefits

Champion Plastic

  • Hi-tech plastic that provides superior performance.
  • Provides ultimate durability in a translucent plastic.
  • Holds the disc's original flight characteristics exceptionally well over time.

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